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The head of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, Muhammad Salmāwī, revealed a surprise when he announced that Najīb Mahfūz’s banned novel ’Children of the Alley’ would be published within weeks.
This article says that Najīb Mahfūz’s novel ‘Awlād Haritna,’ and Salman Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’ triggered an apostasization campaign throughout the Islamic world.
Some preachers came out of the blue and gave themselves the right and authority to passjudgment against well-known Muslim scholars solely because of the fact that theydisagreed with their opinions. The writer condemned these preachers, and their demands to shed Muslim blood over a disagreement...
Swift intensive efforts were made this week to contain a Muslim-Christian crisis due to a blasphemous article, by a Muslim writer, about a former monk. Thousands of angry youths protested against the article, the Government was accused of being in collusion with the paper, Pope Shenouda...
During the trial of Saad Eddin Ibrahim, the defense objected to the prosecution’s description of Ibrahim’s behavior, considering it disfiguring to a great social scientist. Representatives from Egyptian and foreign human rights organizations attended the trial, which took place under tough...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
The author discusses the way the late Egyptian Nobel laureate Najīb Mahfūz dealt with the issue of religious extremism and terrorism in his novels, namely those of the 1980s, in which he tried to detect reasons for the spread of fanaticism in the Egyptian society.
A conference in the UNESCO gathered politicians and intellectuals from different countries who called to improve dialogue among civilizations
The author discusses the way late Egyptian Nobel laureate Najīb Mahfūz dealt with the issue of religious extremism and terrorism in his novels, namely those of the 1980s, in which he tried to detect reasons for the spread of fanaticism in Egyptian society.
Growing fundamentalism has become terrorism and has targeted intellectual and political elite. The reasons for these developments and their consequences are mentioned in the following text.

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